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Pr.Omar Haroon Al-Khaleefa

 

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Personal Curriculum

 

 

Name: Omar Haroon Al-Khaleefa

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 1962

Place of Birth: Al-Rahad, Sudan

Nationality: Sudanese

P.mail:Khartoum, P. O. Box 12718, Sudan

E.mail: okhaleefa@hotmail.com

Scientific Curriculum

 

Education

1991-1995 Ph.D., (Psychology). University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The area of research: The influence of some sociocultural factors on creativity among Sudanese students: A cross-cultural study.

1986-1987 M.A., (Psychology). University of Khartoum, Sudan. The area of research: The Sudanese adaptation and standardization of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R)

1980-1985 B.A., (Hon.) First Class (Psychology), University of Khartoum, Sudan.

1977-1980 Khortaggat High School, Sudan Certificate.

1974-1977 Al-Rahad Intermediate School, Intermediate Certificate.

1968-1974 Abu Saad Elementary School, Elementary Certificate.

 

Career History

2005, Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, School of Environmental and Human Studies, Japan. 

2003-ff, Research Professor, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Sudan

2003-ff, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

1996-2002, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.

1986-1990 Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

 

Research Projects

2003-ff I have been involved as a principal investigator of "Assimbir Project" for the identification of gifted and talented children in the Sudan" 

2002-ff, I have been involved as a principal investigator in a research project regarding adaptation of the Third Revision of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children in the Sudan

1996-2000 I was involved as a principal investigator in a research project regarding the adaptation of WAIS-R and WISC-111 in Bahrain. The project was funded by the University of Bahrain. In this project a group of 1018 children participants were tested with WISC-111 and 985 adults with WAIS-R.

1986-1987 I was involved in a research project regarding the adaptation of IQ test in the Sudan. This was a joint project with Dr. Al-Zubair Taha and Prof. A. Abdel Magid. In this project a group of 801 participants were tested.

 

Discoveries

(1) 2000 I have discovered the FIRST experiment in the history of applied psychology dated back to the 11th century described by Ibn-Haytham in The book  of optics. The first experiment in Germany was described in 1879.   

(2) 2003 I have identified the FIRST child prodigy (8 years) in astronomy in the world. In the West child prodigies were identified in music, chess, mathematics, arts, mechanics and writing.

(3) 2005 I have identified the FIRST child prodigy (4) in Geo- Informatics System in the world. The first child prodigy in cartography was identified in Germany more than 30 years ago.

 

Books

Khaleefa, O. (2001). Experimental psychology in the Arab Islamic heritage (in Arabic). Beirut: Arab Institute for Research and Publishing.

Khaleefa, O. (2005). Experimental psychology in the Arab Islamic heritage (in Arabic). Khartoum: Ministry of Culture.

Khaleefa, O. (2000). Psychology and intelligence (in Arabic). Beirut: Arab Institute for Research and Publishing.

Khaleefa, O. (2005). Psychology and intelligence (in Arabic). Khartoum: Ministry of Culture.

Publications in Refereed Journals (English)

Mpofu, E., Myambo, K., Mogaji, A., Mashengo, T., & Khaleefa, O. (2006).

African perspectives on creativity:. In J. Kaufman & R. Sternberg (Eds.). The International handbook of creativity (456-489). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Khaleefa, O., Yousif, M., Al-Baili, M., Al-Gharaibeh, F (2005). Collectivism and individualism in  Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. The Journal of Human Sciences, 10, 216-235 (Bahrain).

Eyetsemitan, F., Gire, J., Khaleefa, O., & Satiardama, M. (2003). Influence of the

cross-cultural environment on the perception of aging and adult development in the developing world: A study of Bahrain, Brazil, and Indonesia. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 6, 51-60 (Japan).

Khaleefa, O. (2003). Ibn Al-Haytham 11th century test of visual illusions.

 Tafakkur, 5,1-30  (Sudan).

Khaleefa, O., & Al-Gharaibeh, F. (2002) . Gender differences in Progressive

Matrices Standard and GPA in a Gulf Country: Discussion by participants, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5, 5-18 (Yemen).

Khaleefa, O. (2000). The Haythamic psychology of vision: A millennium of impact. Journal of King Abdulaziz University, 13, 43-77 (Saudi Arabia).

Khaleefa, O. (2000). Psychology in the Arab countries. Journal of Human Sciences, 3,  9-19 (Bahrain).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). Research on creativity, intelligence and giftedness: The case of the Arab world. Gifted and Talented International, 14, 21-29 (USA).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). Who's who in the Sudan: A biographical study. Gifted and Talented International, 14, 100-111 (USA).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). The First Conference of Gifted Child in Bahrain. World Gifted, 19, 6-7 (USA).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). Who is the founder of psychophysics and experimental psychology? The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 16, 1-26  (USA).

Khaleefa, O. (1997). The imperialism of Euro-American psychology in a nonwestern culture. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 14, 43-68 (USA).

Khaleefa, O. (1997). The predicament of Euro-American psychology in a nonwestern culture. World Psychology, 3, 29-64 (USA). 

Khaleefa, O., & Ashria, I. (1995). The concept of culture and social sciences: A cross-cultural view. Encounters: Journal of Intercultural Perspectives, 1, 53-73 (UK).

Khaleefa, O., & Ashria, I. (1995). Intelligence testing in an Afro-Arab Islamic culture. Journal of Islamic Studies, 6, 222-233 (UK).

Khaleefa, O., Erdos, G., & Ashria, I. (1997). Traditional education and creativity in an Afro-Arab Islamic culture. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 31, 201-211(USA).

Khaleefa, O., Erdos, G., & Ashria, I. (1996). Creativity, culture and education. High Ability Studies, 7, 157-167 (Germany).

Khaleefa, O., Erdos, G., & Ashria, I. (1996). Creativity testing in an indigenous Afro-Arab Islamic culture. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 30, 282-286 (USA).

Khaleefa, O., Erdos, G., & Ashria, I. (1996). Gender and creativity in an Afro-Arab Islamic culture. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 30, 52-60 (USA).

Khaleefa, O., &  Manaa, H. (2001). Ibn al-Haytham studies of visual illusions: New discoveries in the history of experimental psychology.

illusions. Umm Al-Qura University Journal, 13, 19-48 (Saudia Arabia).

Khaleefa, O., & Manaa, H. (in press). Ibn al-Haytham 11th century test of visual illusions. International Journal of Testing (USA)

Salih, M., Khaleefa, O., Bushara, M., Taha, Z., Musa, Z., Kamil, I., Hofvander, Y., Olcen, P. (1991). Long term sequelae of childhood acute bacterial meningitis in a developing country. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 23, 175-182 (Sweden).

Publications (Francaises)

Khaleefa, O., & Ashria, I. (1996). La psychotechnologie et le monde Islamique: Une tentative vers l"indigenisation. L'Islam Aujourd'hui, 14, 233-252 (Morac).

 Publications in Arabic Journals

Khaleefa, O. (2006).The contribution of Arab psychologists in international journals. Arab Journal of contemporary Psychology, 2, 35-60  (Egypt).

Khaleefa, O. (2006). Psychological gathering of Arab psychologists.  Al-Thaqafa Al-Nafsyia,17, 35-63 (Lebanon).

Khaleefa, O (2006). The Arab Bimaristan: Reading in the history of Arab Psychiatric hospitals. The Arab Electronic Psychological Journal, 9, 56-61 (Tunisia).

Khaleefa, O (2006). Intelligence of children in Japan and Sudan. The Arab Electronic Psychological Journal, 9, 88-94 (Tunisia).

Khaleefa, O (2006). Revolution of gifted children in Sudan. Al-Tarbiyah, 17, 86-88 (Bahrain)

Khaleefa, O (2005). Ibn -Haytham Scale for the error of vision. Arab Journal of contemporary Psychology, 1, 37-63. (Egypt).

Khaleefa, O (2005). Child prodigies: A case study from Sudan, Journal of Arab Children, 7, 92-109 (Kuwait).

Khaleefa, O (2005). Child psychology in the Arab Islamic heritage. The Arab Electronic Psychological Journal,  7, 31-41 (Tunisia).

Khaleefa, O. (2003). Malik Badri the pioneer of indigenization of psychology in the Arab world. Derasat Nafsyia, 2, 119-138, (Sudan).

Khaleefa, O. (2003). Psychological disorders, psychotherapy and psychiatric hospitals in the Arab Islamic heritage. Journal of the History of the Arab and the World, 23, 88-101 (Lebanon).

Khaleefa, O. (2002). Psychological disorders, psychotherapy and psychiatric hospitals in the Arab Islamic heritage. Journal of the History of the Arab and the World, 22, 24-37 (Lebanon).

Khaleefa, O. (2002). Musical giftedness in children. Journal of Arab Children, 4, 112-126 (Kuwait).

Khaleefa, O. (2002). Visions around the university in a half century. Awan, 1, 70-71 (Bahrain).

Khaleefa, O. (2001). Fabrication in psychology. Dirasat, 28, 177-196. (Jordan).

Khaleefa, O. (2001). Psychology in Japan: Scientific establishment and harmonious indeginization. Journal of Educational and Psychological Sciences, 1, 47-87 (Bahrain)

Khaleefa, O. (2001). Observations regarding psychology books in Bahrain Attaawun, 16 (53) 197-241 (KSA).

Khaleefa, O. (2001). Notes on repetition in psychology textbooks: The case of Abdul Rahman Esawi, Journal of Human Sciences, 4, 301-331. 

Khaleefa, O. (2000). Physiological psychology and anatomy: Reading the Arab Islamic heritage, 35, 84-96. The Arab Journal of Science (Tunisia).

Khaleefa, O. (2000). Physiological psychology and anatomy: Reading to the Arab Islamic heritage. Arab Journal of Science, 35, 84-96 (Tunisia).

Khaleefa, O. (2000). The Indigenization of psychology in the Arab world: An analytical study of creativity, intelligence and giftedness research. Umm Al-Qura University Journal, 12, 33-54 (KSA).

Khaleefa, O. (2000). Is  the child "A'yah" retarded, normal or gifted? Journal on Arab  Children, 2, 26-53 (Kuwait).

Khaleefa, O. (2000). Psychology and control: A perspective to the Called War. A'lam Al-Kikr, 28, 295-365 (Kuwait)

Khaleefa, O. (2000). Avicennian psychology: Reading of three approaches. Journal of the History of Arab and the World, 20 (184), 78-101 (Lebanon).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). "Kitab al Manazir": The pioneering role of Ibn al-Haytham to the development of psychophysics. The Educational Journal, 14, 151-203 (Kuwait).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). Mathematics and psychology: A look at the Arab Islamic heritage. Egyptian Journal of Psychological Studies, 9, 117-161 (Egypt).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). Arab educators: A biographical study. Sciences de L'education, 2,  9-25 (Morocco).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). Characteristics of psychology in the scientific Arab Islamic heritage. Journal of Arab Union Universities, 36, 275-312  (Jordan).

Khaleefa, O. (1999). Animal psychology in the Arab Islamic heritage. Arab Journal of Science, 7, (33), 97-110.

Khaleefa, O. (1999). The First Symposium on psychology and development horizons in Gulf countries. Derasat Arabia, 35, 119-124 (Lebanon).

Khaleefa, O. (1997). Fifty women of genius from the Arab world: A psycho -biographical study,  Al-Thaqafa Al-Nafsyia, 8, 31-48 (Lebanon).

Khaleefa, O., Taha, Z., & Ashria, I. (1995). Adaptation of intelligence scales in an Arabculture: The Sudanese experience. The Arab Journal of Education, 15, 106-131 (Tunisia).

 Other Publications

(1) I have submitted 10 articles regarding gifted education to refereed journals both regional and international

(2) I have written some articles regarding the diffusion of gifted knowledge in non-refereed magazines and daily newspapers

(3) I contributed a monthly article to a family magazine (Azza), Sudan

 

Membership of local and international organizations

2002-2005, Secretary General of the Sudanese Psychological Society (Sudan)

1998-2002 Regional Rep. of North Africa and Middle East at the International

Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (USA).

2000, Member of the International Association of Applied psychology.

2002-ff Delegate of Sudan to the World Council for Gifted and talented Children

1998-2001 Delegate of Bahrain to the World Council of Gifted and Talented Children

1993-1994 Committee Member of the Psychology Postgraduate Affair Group (UK)

1990 President of the Sudanese Association of Promoting Talents (Sudan)

1996-ff  International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (USA)

1996-1999 Member of the European Council of High Ability (Germany)

1996-ff Member of the Arab Council of Gifted and Talented Children (Jordan)  

1995-1999 Member of the International Council of Psychologists (USA)

1995-1999 Member of the International Sociological Association

1994-1995 Member of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies (UK)

1994-1995 Member of the Royal African Society (UK)

1991-1994 Graduate member of the British Psychological Association (UK)

1992-1995 Member of the Sudanese Studies Association (USA)

1991-1995 Member of the Sudanese Studies Society (UK)

 

Participation in conferences

July, 2005. I have participated with two papers at the 4th Conference of Gifted Education, organized by the Arab Council for the Gifted and Talent. Amman, Jordan.

August, 2004, I participated with a paper at the International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

April, 2004, I participated with a paper at the First Workshop of Promotion of the Gifted in Sudan. This workshop was organized by the Ministry of Education, Khartoum, Sudan.

December 2003, I participated with two papers at the Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference of Psychology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

August, 2003, I participated with a paper at the First Conference of the Sudanese Psychological Society, Khartoum, Sudan

July 2000 I participated with two papers at the XXV11 International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

March, 2000 I participated with a paper at The Fourth Scientific Conference on Higher  Education, University of Bahrain, Bahrain. 

January, 2000, I participated as Chairman of a conference regarding giftedness in pre-school, Manama, Bahrain.

November 1999 I participated with a paper in a conference regarding human and social sciences in the Gulf region, Manama, Bahrain.

November 1999 I participated with a paper in the First Symposium regarding gifted  children in Bahrain.

August 1999 I participated in the 13th International Conference on Gifted Children, Istanbul, Turkey

May 1998 I participated with a paper in the First Conference of Psychology in the Gulf Region, University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

November 1998 I participated with a paper in the Conference regarding the University Textbooks, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.

October 1997 I participated with a paper in the First Scientific gathering of the Winners of Shoman Prizes for Young Arab Researchers, Jordan

August 1996 A paper accepted at the X111 International Congress of Cross-Cultural  Psychology, Montreal, Canada

August 1995 A paper accepted at the 11th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Hong Kong

December 1994 I participated with a paper in the Annual Symposium of Science and Technology Resources Organization, Oxford, UK

April 1994 I participated with a paper in the Third International Meetings of Sudan Studies Association, Boston, UK

July 1994 I participated with a paper in the Conference of Psychology Postgraduate Affair Group, Sheffield, UK

April 1993 I participated with a paper in the Annual Conference of the Sudanese Studies Association  Michigan, USA

September, 1992 I participated with a paper in the Annual Conference of the Sudanese Studies Society, London, UK

1985 I participated in the festival of Sudanese and Egyptian Youth, Cairo, Egypt.

 

Supervision of thesis

2002-ff Supervisor of 15 postgraduate students in the area of giftedness (Sudan)

1998- Co-supervisor of a Ph.D student in the area of creativity (Bahrain).

1999 supervisor of MA student in the area of psychological testing (Bahrain).

1999 supervisor of MA student in the area of giftedness (Bahrain).

 

Consultations

2005-ff Scientific Consultant of the USMAS Company for the Educational Services, Khartoum

2004-ff Member of the Consultant Committee of gifted education, Ministry of Education, Sudan.

2002-ff Consultant of the Gifted Program at Al-Qabas School, Khartoum, Sudan

June 2001 I Consultant to the World Bank, KSA in designing a Gifted Program to the Ministry of Education, Riyadh. 

March 2000 I gave a consultation to Madinat Hamad Secondary School for Girls (Bahrain) regarding underachievement for a group of 20 students by applying intelligence tests and assessing their performance.

April 2000 Assessing students for admission to the Jubilee Gifted School in Jordan.

 

Organization, Training and Workshops

August, 2005 Head of the Organizing Committee of the Second Conference of the Sudanese psychological Society 1-4 August. 107 papers were accepted for the conference.

December, 2003 Member of the Scientific Program Committee of the Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference of psychology, Dubai, UAE.

August 2003 Head of the Organizing Committee of the "First Conference of the Sudanese psychological Society 4-7 August. 70 papers were presented at the conference. Participants from abroad including, Japan, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Yemen, KSA, Egypt, Iraq.

April 2003 organizing the First training workshop of application of psychological tests (Ahfad University of Women, Sudan). A group of 25 have benefited from the workshop.

July 2000 Attending a training workshop regarding translation and adaptation of psychological tests across cultures. Stockholm, Sweden.

March 2000 attending a training workshop on "New Thinking for the New Millenium" delivered by Dr. Edward de Bono (Bahrain).

1998 Attending a training workshop on dyslexia delivered by Dr. Thomson (Bahrain).

1995 Attending a training workshop on the Consortium for Departments of Psychology, North East of England (Durham, UK).

 

Editorial Boards of Refereed Journals 

2005-ff member of the Editorial board of Arab Journal of Contemporary Psychology (Egypt)

2005-ff Member of the Editorial board of the Arab Psynet e-Journal (Tunisia).

2004-ff member of the Editorial board of Journal of Psychology in Africa (South Africa)

1998-2002 member of the editorial board of the "Journal of Human Sciences", (Bahrain)

1998-2002 member of the editorial board of the journal Psychologist, Egypt.

 

General Activities

1999 I have been involved as referee of the Publication Council, Kuwait

1998 Representing Bahrain University at the Meeting of Psychology Department in the Gulf Region which held in Qatar

 I have delivered many lectures regarding the diffusion of psychological knowledge.

 I gave many talks to radio and televisions regarding the diffusion of psychology (Bahrain and Sudan)

 

General Interests

I enjoy documentation, attending debate and discussion groups, watching documentaries on TV, films, visual arts, and listening to mystic songs and funeral music. I enjoy traveling having visited Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Jordan, Syria, India, Sweden, Turkey, Greece, Britain, France, Germany, China, Japan, Thailand and the USA.

 

Prizes and awards

1999 I was cited in "Who's Who in the World-19th Edition". (Marquis, USA).

1999 I obtained the Distinction Prize for Research, University of Bahrain, Bahrain

1997 I obtained the Psychology Prize of young Arab researcher from Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation (Jordan).

1993  I obtained an international prize awarded by the International Sociological Association for one of the best three essays in a world-wide competition (Germany).

1994  I obtained the first prize for an essay in Oxford awarded by the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Oxford Academy for Advanced Studies (UK)

1994-1995 I obtained two awards for research and conferences from Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund, London (UK).  

1985 I obtained the first prize in research competition organized by the High Council of Youth and Sports (Egypt).

1984 I obtained the first prize in a research competition organized by Khartoum University Students Union and Mobil Oil Company (Sudan).

 

References

- Prof. Al-Zubair Bashir Taha, Minister of Sciences and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan, Tel. 249-11-799218

- Prof. Malik Badri, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, The International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, e.mail. malik1932@hotmail.com.

- Prof . George  Erdos, Department of Psychology, Ridley Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. Fax: 191-222-5622.

- Prof. Max Hammilton, Department of Psychology, Ridley Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. Fax 191-222-5622

 

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